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  • CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues. HP has split the roles of chairman and CEO since Mark Hurd resigned as CEO in 2010. The company has...

  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices. Although some cuts had been expected...

  • In Detroit, Biden says US offers aid to Ukraine

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he has offered the Ukrainian president U.S. assistance in determining the cause of a Malaysian airliner's crash along the Ukraine-Russia border. Biden made the disclosure in Detroit on Thursday afternoon as he began making remarks to a group of...

  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving...

  • New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies. New York is the first state to propose issuing separate regulations for virtual currencies,...

  • Burlington Stores and Mattel are big market movers

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL), up $2.39 to $31.34 The discount retailer increased its second-quarter same-store sales guidance and launched a debt...

  • Memo from Microsoft CEO announcing job cuts

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo: From: Satya Nadella To: All Employees Date:...

  • Memo from Microsoft exec Elop announcing job cuts

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April. Elop was...

  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Another round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on markets Thursday. News that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 had been shot down over Ukraine added to the negative tone. Russia's MICEX index underperformed the world market, closing down 3.8 percent, a day...

  • Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets. The approval late Thursday marks the first defense technology transfer since Japan...

  • Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Russia's benchmark MICEX was down 2.9 percent in late afternoon trading...

  • Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian...

  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen...

  • Should online accounts die when you die?

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Should your emails, Web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters? A leading group of lawyers says that families should immediately get access to everything...

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, on Wednesday endorsed a plan that would give loved ones access to — but not control of — the deceased’s digital accounts, unless specified otherwise in a will.

  • Google's Street View cars help locate gas leaks in US cities

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Google's Street View cars have a checkered history; they carry some truly incredible technology, but have also landed the company in hot water, The Verge reports. But a few of Google's cars have taken on an additional task while logging miles across the US. Instead of sniffing for Wi-Fi networks,...

  • U.S. House votes to extend Internet tax moratorium

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone bills.

  • Mini drones are a highlight at air show

    By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    What’s got aviation geeks salivating at Farnborough, this year’s biggest aviation jamboree that features participants from 40 countries, are the commercial possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones to most of us.

  • Employers partly responsible for texting drivers, OSHA says

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Crowe’s Adam Childers discusses employers’ responsibilities involving texting and driving.

  • Man records nightmarish attempt to cancel cable, Comcast apologizes

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Deciding to cancel a cable service subscription can be difficult -- breaking the news to the cable company can be near-impossible. Tech journalist Ryan Block and his wife Veronica Belmont tried to cancel their Comcast service last week over the phone. Block says 10 minutes into his...

  • Medical Journal: Electronic Devices Can Cause Nickel Allergies To Flare Up

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We use our electronic devices for all sorts of things – from talking and looking up information to playing games. But as CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported Monday, the frequent use of such gadgets is actually making some people sick.

  • eBay to feature Sotheby's auctions in new deal

    By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The companies will offer a new live auction feature on eBay Inc.’s Web site and real-time bidding for Sotheby’s auctions that are taking place at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York. The move lets eBay’s 145 million active users have more access to the high-end art and objects that...

  • Innovations, business development spread in 'flatter' Oklahoma

    By Scott Meacham | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Technology allows innovation to spring up in variety of locales.

  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    RoboCup tournament begins this week in Pennsylvania

  • How brain imaging can be used to predict the stock market

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Some shares have new owners every second. Today much of the buying and selling is done by computers, but some still rely on human intuition—the gut feeling of the experienced trader, Quartz reports. “Nobody can predict the market, but traders are expected to,” Richard Taffler, professor of...



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